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August 2007 Archive

Last-Minute Getaways for Labor Day Photo

Last-Minute Getaways for Labor Day

Posted on August 31, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Don’t leave summer’s last hurrah to chance: head to one of the places that thrilled IgoUgo travelers over past Labor Day weekends. Visitors recommend seven spots that are perfect for the 3-day getaway... Continue reading Last-Minute Getaways for Labor Day

Beyond Beach Travel Photo

Beyond Beach Travel

Posted on August 30, 2007 in Travel Tips

Not ready for summer to end? You’re not alone: IgoUgo members name the top alternatives for making the most of summer’s last days... Continue reading Beyond Beach Travel

The Way We Travel: 25 Years of Innovations Photo

The Way We Travel: 25 Years of Innovations

Posted on August 29, 2007 in Travel News

USA Today’s list of the top 25 changes in travel is an invitation to consider the evolution of our travel habits. From online booking to flying beds (we suppose those changed the way someone travels), voice your opinions on their picks... Continue reading The Way We Travel: 25 Years of Innovations

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Beat the Summer Heat

Posted on August 29, 2007 in Travel Tips

The States are scorching, as are Europe and beyond. So what to do when the going gets hot?.. Continue reading Beat the Summer Heat

Postcard from Narragansett: A Not-So-White Summer Photo

Postcard from Narragansett: A Not-So-White Summer

Posted on August 28, 2007 in Trip Ideas

A non-traditional wedding in a traditional New England beach town provided IgoUgo Project Manager Cia B. the excuse she needed to continue her summer lobster-roll bender. She liked 'Gansett's rolls almost as much as she liked its laid-back attitude... Continue reading Postcard from Narragansett: A Not-So-White Summer

Top 10 Hot Dogs in the US Photo

Top 10 Hot Dogs in the US

Posted on August 24, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Summer may be coming to a close, but we’re not going to let go of the dog days so fast—at least, the hot dog days. When we do close the grill for the last time, though, we’ll head to the places IgoUgo travelers say serve the best franks around... Continue reading Top 10 Hot Dogs in the US

IgoUgo Snap Poll: Celebrity Travel Secrets Photo

IgoUgo Snap Poll: Celebrity Travel Secrets

Posted on August 23, 2007 in IgoUgo Updates

Celebrities have always been trendsetting travelers, elevating humble spots like Saint-Tropez, Aspen, and Ibiza to gilded resort destinations. Tell us which gallivanting star is worthy of being your travel companion... Continue reading IgoUgo Snap Poll: Celebrity Travel Secrets

Ten Local Blogs to Read Before You Leave Photo

Ten Local Blogs to Read Before You Leave

Posted on August 22, 2007 in Travel Tips

We all know that the best travel advice comes from locals. But how many of us can claim a friend in Dubai or a cousin in Stockholm? Here’s where to turn for up-to-the-minute tips from residents of 10 cities... Continue reading Ten Local Blogs to Read Before You Leave

Edinburgh International Festival: Fringe Benefits Photo

Edinburgh International Festival: Fringe Benefits

Posted on August 20, 2007 in Trip Ideas

It started 60 years ago as “a platform for the flowering of the human spirit,” and today, the Edinburgh International Festival is as vibrant as ever. IgoUgo members offer up some useful intel on the Festival and its Fringe... Continue reading Edinburgh International Festival: Fringe Benefits

Starbucks & Projectile Fish: Pike Place Turns 100 Photo

Starbucks & Projectile Fish: Pike Place Turns 100

Posted on August 17, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Today marks the 100th anniversary of the Pike Place Market, the oldest continually running market in the US and a must-see location when visiting Seattle... Continue reading Starbucks & Projectile Fish: Pike Place Turns 100

IgoUgo Spotlight Survey: Las Vegas Photo

IgoUgo Spotlight Survey: Las Vegas

Posted on August 16, 2007 in IgoUgo Updates

Love it or loathe it, Las Vegas has no trouble eliciting strong reactions from visitors. Lay ‘em on us in our Sin City survey (for those of you who take the nickname literally, the survey is anonymous)... Continue reading IgoUgo Spotlight Survey: Las Vegas

IgoUgo Snap Poll: Great Expectations Photo

IgoUgo Snap Poll: Great Expectations

Posted on August 14, 2007 in IgoUgo Updates

It’s hard to make a diagnosis for air travel these days, when airlines’ traditional one-upmanship continues in the face of myriad concerns. Take the IgoUgo Snap Poll to weigh in... Continue reading IgoUgo Snap Poll: Great Expectations

Two-Timing Travelers Photo

Two-Timing Travelers

Posted on August 10, 2007 in Trip Ideas

A passion for travel doesn’t stop with IgoUgo; in fact, many of our members are doing double duty with websites of their own, devoted to travel and beyond. We scouted out some of the best places to learn more about these web auteurs... Continue reading Two-Timing Travelers

Summer Breeze & Vacation Days Make Me Feel Free Photo

Summer Breeze & Vacation Days Make Me Feel Free

Posted on August 9, 2007 in Trip Ideas

August is the month when most Americans pack their bags and redeem what precious few vacation days they’ve accumulated. Unfortunately, Europe typically comes to a halt at this time of year. The answer? Smart alternatives... Continue reading Summer Breeze & Vacation Days Make Me Feel Free

Postcard from Montauk: On Love and Lobster Rolls Photo

Postcard from Montauk: On Love and Lobster Rolls

Posted on August 7, 2007 in Trip Ideas

Sometimes all it takes is a weekend getaway to set yourself right again. IgoUgo Editor Cameron Siewert did just that on a recent trip to Montauk, New York, where she soaked up some strong sun and even stronger cocktails on a quest for local flavor... Continue reading Postcard from Montauk: On Love and Lobster Rolls

Tips for America's Most Visited Cities Photo

Tips for America's Most Visited Cities

Posted on August 6, 2007 in Travel Tips

ForbesTraveler.com just released their list of America's 30 most visited cities. Here, recent visitors to the top five locales offer their recommendations... Continue reading Tips for America's Most Visited Cities

Travel Poll Results: New 7 Wonders Photo

Travel Poll Results: New 7 Wonders

Posted on August 3, 2007 in Travel News

Last week we asked you which of the New 7 Wonders tops your must-see list. Here’s where you told us you’re headed first... Continue reading Travel Poll Results: New 7 Wonders

In Transit: Avoiding Aviation Aggravation Photo

In Transit: Avoiding Aviation Aggravation

Posted on August 2, 2007 in Travel Tips

While we can all accept the mantra “it’s about the journey, not the destination,” sometimes the physical act of traveling can be a pain, particularly when flying. Perhaps we can help... Continue reading In Transit: Avoiding Aviation Aggravation

Ten Travel Blogs We Love Photo

Ten Travel Blogs We Love

Posted on August 1, 2007 in Travel Tips

Traversing the blogosphere can be as rewarding as trekking the globe—if you know where to go. Here are, in no particular order, 10 travel blogs that are worth a stopover... Continue reading Ten Travel Blogs We Love